McCarthy, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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McCarthy, Alaska - Basic Facts

The McCarthy Census Designated Place had a population of 27 as of July 1, 2017. McCarthy ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alaska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for McCarthy is located at latitude 61.454 and longitude -142.8647 in Valdez-Cordova (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the McCarthy Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 149.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Valdez-Cordova (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 1,398 feet.

The McCarthy Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2418699) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The McCarthy Census Designated Place is located within the Copper River Census Subarea of Valdez-Cordova (CA) Borough. Census subareas are statistical subdivisions of the county equivalents used in Alaska (boroughs, city and boroughs, municipalities, and census areas) and are the statistical equivalent of Micro Civil Divisions (MCDs) used in other states.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with McCarthy population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for McCarthy: Shushanna Junction.

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McCarthy, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 27
Daytime Population: Workers 476
Daytime Population: Residents 7
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 483
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 17.89
Population in Households 27
Population in Familes 21
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 0
Diversity Index3 32


Median Household Income $57,028
Average Household Income $76,992
Per Capita Income $34,139


Total Housing Units 75 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15 (20.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 5 ( 6.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 56 (74.7%)
Median Home Value $175,000
Average Home Value $250,000


Total Households 19
Average Household Size 1.42
Family Households 11
Average Family Size 2
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.5% -0.75%
Households -0.7% 0.0%
Families 8.72% -1.89%
Median Household Income   2.64%
Per Capita Income   2.68%

McCarthy, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares McCarthy to the other 354 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 320 10th
Population Density # 330 7th
Diversity Index # 196 45th
Median Household Income # 117 68th
Per Capita Income # 64 82nd

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